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[Bug 638232] Bootloader is installed on a partition that does not lie entirely below 128 GB. The system might not boot.
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  • Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2010 09:15:08 +0000
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--- Comment #17 from Hartmut Braun <dh.braun@xxxxxxx> 2010-10-06 09:15:07 UTC
(In reply to comment #15)
Does your BIOS support lba32 or just 24? It is important in this case.

Still on the BIOS-warpath? ;-)

Before I check this: let me repeat my question: Why does 11.2 install without
problems in the same partition, or has this LBA difference only become relevant
in 11.3?
Would it not be more fruitful to check which changes have been made in the
"boot department" from 11.2 to 11.3?

Now, let me see (I am typing on a different computer now). The board in
question is a 2 years old ASUS M3A78-EM. The BIOS only offers me to choose
between LBA "disabled" and "auto", which is on "auto" of course.
Also the manual does not give more information. So, how could I check this
How are the chances, that this fairly modern board does not support LBA32?
Would I not have problems then addressing the full space of a 1.5 TB disk
(which I have not)?

grub2 use different way how to start from partition. GRUB 1 use BIOS to skip
somewhere, so BIOS must be able to address space on disc, where is kernel.
GRUB2 use different way, where BIOS addressing is not needed.

Maybe now a good opportunity to think about implementing GRUB2 in 11.4 or going
back to the 11.2 routine.

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